IN MADRID, YOU CAN WANDER AMONG THE CITY'S MANY PARKS AND PLAZAS, CATCH A REAL MADRID SOCCER MATCH, OR VISIT ON OF THE CITY'S DISTINGUISHED ART MUSEUMS. WITH FOUR MILLION INHABITANTS, SPAIN'S CAPITAL IS THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST COSMOPOLITAN CITIES, YET IT STILL RETAINS THE UNIQUE FLAVOR OF SPANISH CULTURE AND FOLK TRADITIONS.
CENTRALLY LOCATED, MADRID IS THE HEART OF SPAIN.
You'll be surrounded by centuries old historic, artistic, and intellectual traditions that will make your summer a rewarding cultural and learning experience. Madrid is the Mecca of Spanish art with 130 museums, including the Reina Sofia, and the Prado, housing of the world's best collections of paintings. It contains masterpieces by Velazquez, Goya, Murillo and El Greco.
Join us in Madrid, Spain for one of the best study abroad programs on the market. MLSA offers true Spanish immersion programs to make the most of your summer study abroad.
Madrid was founded in 860 A.D. & is one of the top four richest cities in Europe.
Situated at 650 meters above sea level, Madrid is the highest capital of Europe. It is also the sunniest city in Europe with 250 sunny days per year.
Often compared with New York City, Madrid is one of the liveliest cities for nightlife in the world.
Madrid is home to one of the three most famous museums in the world - The Prado which is home to Las Meninas, Diego Velazquez’s 1656 masterpiece.
Real Madrid is the second-richest soccer team in the world, and they’ve won the European Cup a record 13 times. They’ve played at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium since it was built in 1947.
Madrid’s official symbol is El Oso y El Madroño which means The Bear and The Strawberry Tree. There is a statue of the symbol in Puerta de Sol which weighs over 20 tonnes and the symbol is the badge of the football team Atlético de Madrid. Many years ago bears would roam around Madrid and sometimes enter the city limits.
Known for its parks and green spaces, Madrid has the most green space per inhabitant in the world, encompassing 35% of the city’s total area